Human Rights Organizations

Amnesty International
Search the Human Rights Reports by country and Library archives for most reports, news releases and urgent actions published from 1996 to date
Atrocities and Genocides
Yale 2006 conference presentation of internet resources on genocide research in ten countries
Center for Gender & Refugee Studies
From UC Hastings
Council of Europe
COE has a human rights page with links to many COE divisions, including the Committee for the Prevention of Torture, the Commission against Racism and Intolerance, and the ECHR (where you can search for cases and European human rights treaties)
American Society of International Law's (ASIL) Electronic Information System for International Law is a comprehensive database for primary documents, websites, and research guides - a great first-stop for finding international agreements; search by title, subject, keyword // has a human rights section
For the Record
Search for UN human rights documents by year (1997-2003) and by country
Human Rights First
Find reports on human rights, refugees, law and security, discrimination, crimes against humanity, and more.
Human Rights Internet
Portal to search for human rights organizations, documents, and other information available online
Human Rights Library
Minnesota's premier and comprehensive searchable collection of human rights documents and information, including treaties and links to organizations
Human Rights Research Websites
Yale research websites - includes a list of links to human rights organizations
Human Rights Treaties
Chronological list of human rights treaties from The Fletcher School at Tufts University
Searches human rights websites
International Center for Transnational Justice
Assists countries pursuing accountability for past mass atrocity or human rights abuse; find press releases, letters, and other documents
This Guide was written to assist federal judges in managing and resolving federal cases involving international human rights claims, and it provides a comprehensive analysis of all substantive and procedural issues involved. A detailed analysis is provided on the Alien Tort Statute, Torture Victim Protection Act, and other federal statutes. The book also includes a model scheduling order for human rights cases as well as case summaries, tables, and research references, current as of Dec 31, 2016.
National Immigration Forum
Reports on asylum disparities, immigration judges, and other issues
Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Find news and events, publications, international law and human rights insturments, and a searchable database for human rights documents of the OHCHR's Charter or treaty-based bodies; click on "Countries," then "Human Rights in World" - select a region and find valuable reports
Project Diana
Yale project - find full-text of core human rights decisions and documents
Serving the information needs of the humanitarian relief community
South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Videotape Collection
Yale Artemis Project - watch streaming video of news broadcasts assembled by journalist Max Du Preez, covering the history and activities of the Commission
UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, established by UN General Assembly, is mandated to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide; hosts the powerful RefWorld database, a collection of reports relating to situations in countries of origin, policy documents and positions, and documents relating to international and national legal frameworks; take note of the publication entitled "State of the World's Refugees"
UN Human Rights Treaties - Travaux Préparatoires
A database of drafting histories from the major post-World War II human rights treaties compiled by U. Virginia law librarians, alumni and faculty.
United Nations Documents Centre
Yale access only
United Nations UNHCR Refworld
Refworld is the leading source of information necessary for taking quality decisions on refugee status. Refworld contains a vast collection of reports relating to situations in countries of origin, policy documents and positions, and documents relating to international and national legal frameworks. The information has been carefully selected and compiled from UNHCR's global network of field offices, Governments, international, regional and non-governmental organizations, academic institutions and judicial bodies.
United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
An independent, nonpartisan, national institution established and funded by Congress whose goals are to help prevent and resolve violent international conflicts, promote post-conflict stability and development, and increase conflict management capacity, tools, and intellectual capital worldwide; includes a library with digital collections including peace agreements, terrorism/counter-terrorism resources, and afghan oral histories, as well as library catalog with full-text USIP Special Reports and Peaceworks
World Justice Project
The World Justice Project® (WJP) is an independent, multidisciplinary organization working to advance the rule of law worldwide. Founded by William H. Neukom in 2006 as a presidential initiative of the American Bar Association (ABA), and with the initial support of 21 other strategic partners, the World Justice Project transitioned into an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2009. The portal includes publications: Rule of law Index Reports and Country Reports.